Police Misconduct Review Finds Racial Profiling in Wake of Katrina

Police misconduct resulted in the city of New Orleans in the wake of 2005's Hurricane Katrina. The catastrophe destroyed the city, but the abuse of power displayed by law enforcement is unacceptable. On Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department called it �unconstitutional conduct,� in a formal review. more

Sarah Palin Headed to Israel as GOP Voters Lose Faith

Sarah Palin made news on our site yesterday when it was revealed that her support was still slipping among the ranks of GOP leaders. Today, we learn that the former governor of Alaska and potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate, plans to visit Israel next week, officials said. more

Michigan Protests Continue Against Governor's Budget

Michigan protests continued on Wednesday as thousands of protesters gathered at the Michigan Statehouse in Lansing to oppose new Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's budget. more

Barack Obama Criticized for Making NCAA Tournament Picks

U.S. President Barack Obama's NCAA bracket predicts victory for the University of Kansas men's basketball team and the University of Connecticut's women's team. Meanwhile, conservatives criticized Obama for "wasting time" on such trivial things. more

Nicolas Sarkozy Pushes to No Fly Zone Over Libya

Nicolas Sarkozy pleaded desperately to the Untied Nations on Wednesday for a no-fly zone to protect the Libyan people. However, German opposition made it evident that there are international divisions over what the military should do - and no immediate action has been planned. more

Moammar Gadhafi's Forces Capture Last Rebel City

Moammar Gadhafi's forces Thursday recaptured Misurata, the last major western rebel foothold, and bombed opposition capital Benghazi, Libyan officials said. more

Jean-Bertrand Aristide to Return to Haiti

Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti's Former President, is returning to to the country of Haiti, his American lawyer says. Miami attorney Ira Kurzban told CNN Saturday, "He is headed back to Haiti. We don't know when yet, but it will be before the elections. more

Airline Incident Prompts Muslim Group to Demand Apology from Southwest Airlines

An airline incident has fueled a a San Diego Islamic advocacy group into action. The group says it wants an apology from Southwest Airlines after a woman wearing a headscarf was escorted off a flight to San Jose. more

Hillary Clinton Has No Interest in 2nd Term or Presidency in 2012

Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Secretary of State, said Wednesday she has no interest in staying in her post beyond President Obama's first term - and doesn't want his position as President in 2012. more

Elizabeth Warren Defends Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Elizabeth Warren defended consumer watchdog, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, at a congressional hearing on Wednesday. Warren, a White House adviser, praised the work of the CFPB, as House Republicans scrutinized the fledgling agency, according to the New York Times.

Tennessee Capitol Protesters Arrested

Tennessee State Capitol protesters were arrested on Wednesday following a union rally, police said. The protesters were forcibly removed from a legislative committee room Tuesday after a rally outside the building against a bill that would revoke the ability of the state's teachers union to negotiate contracts with local districts, and against other proposals targeting unions, The Tennessean reported. more

Sarah Palin Losing GOP Confidence

Sarah Palin's standing among Republicans is slipping, a worrying sign as she mulls a 2012 presidential bid, a Washington Post poll indicated. more

Spending Bill for 3 Weeks of Government Financing Expected to Pass

The spending bill that would allow the U.S. government to operate for three more weeks was expected to pass on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Senate leaders from both parties said they planned to pass the bill after the House approved the measure Tuesday. more

Sesame Street Pleads for Funding

Sesame Street actors were on Capitol Hill today to plead for funding in the face of spending cuts that could threaten the beloved childrens' show.  The Sesame Street crew joined unions and activists as they protested proposed federal spending cuts to public broadcasting. more

Bahrain Developments Draw Sharp Criticism from Iran

The Iranian government Tuesday called the presence of Saudi troops in Bahrain "unacceptable," saying the move "will further complicate the issue." more

Somali Pirates Given Life Sentences for Attacking U.S. Warship

Five Somali pirates were sentenced in Virginia Monday to life in federal prison with another 80 years tacked on for attacking a U.S. warship. more

Retirement Planning Easiest for Government Workers, Americans Believe

Retirement planning in today's economic times is a concern for any aging worker. Many Americans believe though that those who work for the government get better retirement benefits than those in the private sector, a recent survey shows. more

Barack Obama Wants to Keep Young Voters Actively Involved

Barack Obama and his administration are trying to re-engage young voters, going to college campuses to help build enthusiasm and awareness for key political topics. Last month Obama talked to about 1,000 people at Penn State University about reviving the U.S. economy and a few weeks later he visited Cleveland State University. more

Melinda Gates Tours Boston Education Facilities with President Obama

Melinda Gates joined President Barack Obama last week, after he traveled to Boston to visit a classroom at TechBoston Academy and discuss how education is a shared responsibility. more

Sarah Palin Says GOP Needs to Cut More Spending

Sarah Palin, the former governor of the biggest per capita recipient of federal aid, says Republicans need to be bolder about cutting U.S. spending. more

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